The Colin Russell Award

The Colin Russell Award is given in recognition of one of our founding trustees for his 34 years of work on behalf of JSAWT. Colin retired from the Trust in November 2016.

Colin Russell MBE was a neighbour and friend of Jean and Cyril Sainsbury and helped them to establish JSAWT in 1982. He became a founding trustee, managed the charity affairs on behalf of Jean in her later years and was Chairman of the charity from her death in 2007 until 2012.

Colin is a retired solicitor specialising in charity and trust law. Educated at Oxford, he was a partner in the London law firm Charles Russell llp.  He was awarded an MBE for his work at The Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre for those in the East End of London unable to afford legal fees.